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Address: KNOSOS, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 2810-23-19-40
Description: Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion
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Mixing with the Minoans!

We went to the palace whilst staying in Amourada at the Atki Zeus Hotel and you can get a bus directly from Amourada to the palace, it's €5 for a day ticket which you can use on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went to the palace whilst staying in Amourada at the Atki Zeus Hotel and you can get a bus directly from Amourada to the palace, it's €5 for a day ticket which you can use on all buses in Heraklion and entry to the palace is €6, we paid an extra €5 (Students rate) for a guided tour which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I wasn't sure if I really wanted to see this place since we couldn't find the correct exit to the site from the highway. But once we found it and started our tour, I personally was amazed to learn they had running water and toilets hundreds of years before any other civilization.

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Angles, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Knossos is a great reconstruction site. If you want to see something older, more original and very atmospheric, go to Akrotiri on Santorini. Knossos is crowded and it is impossible to know what is original and what has been reconstructed in the 20th century.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A bit disappointing to be honest. Lots of parts have been refurbished, so they look complete, but are not original, which I personally think is a shame. Enjoyed it for the most part, but wouldn't go again.

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Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Stopped into these ruins after reading about them in our guide book but were disappointed due to the confusing architecture and layout. There are some signs about the place explaining some of the site but the layout isnt easy to navigate as its layout isnt great and its not easily accessible with lots of non foot pathed areas over tree... More 

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Pasadena, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This place is truly something that I think everyone must see. It is the palace where the story of Theseus who defeated the minotaur in the labyrinth took place. If you look at the palace set up it definitely looks like a labyrinth. Site includes throne rooms, ancient bathtubs & ornate olive oil jars, the oldest paved road in Europe,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The palace of Knossos is amazing and with the help of our guide, Irene, we learned all about the early Crete. We had lots of time for picture taking. It is such a large site and needs time to view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

4000 years ago! A civilization that has nothing to envy from our. Very professional touring. Avoid hot hours, try it early in the morning.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Beautiful location and views. Even though there has been a lot of controversy regarding the partial reconstructions, we found that it was actually beneficial to imagine how it looked. Advise go early, just as the guidebooks suggest. It gets hot quickly, limited shade, but there is a wonderful little cafe where we had lunch. Fresh juices and fruit, fruit bowl... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Historical place worth to go but in our opinion best with a tour-guide as without some background you will not know much

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Address: Address: KNOSOS, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 2810-23-19-40
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion

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